Rex SF34 at Moruya on Sep 12th 2013, parachutists dropped into departure path

Last Update: September 13, 2013 / 14:03:32 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 12, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ZL-117

Aircraft Registration
VH-ZLJ

Aircraft Type
SAAB 340

ICAO Type Designator
SF34

A REX Regional Saab 340B, registration VH-ZLJ performing flight ZL-117 from Moruya,NS to Merimbula,NS (Australia), had just taken off from Moruya when the crew caught a radio transmission that a parachute drop had been completed. The crew instantly inquired with the Cessna pilot transmitting that announcement about the location of the drop and received information the parachutists had been dropped 0.4nm west of the aerodrome, which the Saab crew determined was right in their departure path. The crew immediately turned to the left towards the sea, then continued for a safe landing in Merimbula.

Australia's ATSB have opened an investigation into the occurrence rating the occurrence a serious incident.
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Sep 12, 2013

Classification
Incident

Flight number
ZL-117

Aircraft Registration
VH-ZLJ

Aircraft Type
SAAB 340

ICAO Type Designator
SF34

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